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PartSelect Number PS1804752
The front glide is located at the front of the dryer and the drum rides along it. If you hear a metal-on-metal noise when your dryer is running, your front glide may be worn out and may require replacing. This front glide kit comes with a blue plastic glide, a brown cork pad, and two metallic rivets. Two kits are required per appliance. While you have the front bulk head removed for this repair, you may want to inspect the felt that lines it. If the felt is damaged, it is recommended that you replace it at the same time. You will need a rivet tool for this kit, as well as a stubby Phillips screwdriver, a 5/16 nut driver, and a drill with a 1/8-inch bit.
This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Admiral, Estate, Inglis, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, Maytag, Crosley, Jenn-Air, Hardwick, Magic Chef, Amana, Caloric & Glenwood.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Followed the directions in your video. ( should have viewed it first as it would have saved me time.
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I removed the front panel of the dryer and the assembly that holds the tumbler in place to see what was causing the grinding noise. After seeing some worn parts I went on partselect.com and entered the model number of my dryer. I was provided with diagrams that told me which parts needed to be replaced. I watched the repair video for the Front Glide Kit which was VERY helpful. I ordered 2 front glide kits and a drum felt seal on a Sunday afternoon and paid for overnight shipping. I verfied that my parts shipping first thing on Monday and had them by Tuesday morning. I completed the repairs when I got home from work on Tuesday. There was no repair video for the drum seal but the repair descriptions from the other customers were helpful enough to guide be through. The hardest part of the repair was putting the assembly that holds the tumbler back in place. It took me about 15-20 minutes to get it in place and get the felt seal tucked outside of the tumbler. Once I got it all back together (nice to have to video to make sure I got everything back correctly) I plugged it in and turned it on...ah, a nice quiet dryer again! Thanks PartSelect! It's nice to save money AND repair things myself easily and correctly.
I removed the front panel, drilled out the worn glider plate's rivets and riveted the new plates on. It was easy. However its too late for this worn out dryer. I've replaced, belts, pulleys, wheels, gas valves, ignitor elements, humidistats, lamps, felt rings, and even the whole motor. This baby has just seen too much action and its time for a new dryer.
Pulled belt off of motor,then laid dryer on back side to take screws holding front panel loose. Once front panel was off, took other front piece loose,then drum out of housing.Removed heating element with removal of two screws. Removed back panel that has roller assembly on and replace roller kit. Reinstall heating element.Took new belt and tape to drum in three different places where the old belt traveled ( just follow the path of the old belt on drum).Reinstall dryer at upright position after assembly is complete on front. Return to back of dryer and reinstall belt.Slowly turn belt to remove tape from drum and belt. .
Remove the two bottom screws that hold the front sheet metal on. Pull the bottom of the front out, while it pivots at the top -- it will drop free. Disconnect the two wires at the door closed switch. Put the front panel aside. Remove the four screws that hold the front drum retainer in place. Use a Dremel, or other suitable tool to remove the old rivets from the glides. Remove all of the old guide pieces. Install new, and use rivet tool to pop-rivet new guides in place. Re-assembly is the reverse of dis-assembly. The lint screen is a given. ;)
First I'd like to say I ordered the parts one day and got them the next. That kind of service is awesome!Pulled off the front panel (Removed the 2 screws at bottom then lifted up and out from the bottom. Set it to the side. Then removed the 4 screws holding the front of tub housing in place and pulled the housing to the side. Pulled the tub forward a few inches to expose the drum roller wheels located toward the back of the tub. Didn't pull the drum very far forward because I didn't want the drive belt to come off the pulleys. Removed the retaining clip from the first wheel and then removed the 2 rub washers and the wheel. Repeated the same to the other wheel. Pushed the tub back in place. Reached in around the tub and repositioned the belt to the front of the grove in the drum in which the wheels run. Reassembled the front tub housing, making sure the blower flange fit evenly and well into the felt sleeve. Reinstalled the front panel. Smiled when I turned on the dryer and it was quite. I didn't install the front glide kit though I may in the future since they are fairly warn.
I unscrewed 2 screw's from bottom of dryer and lifted off front. Removed 4 5/16 screw's and lifted off front drum. Removed belt and took out drum. Removed front drum roller's and replaced them. Used snap ring pliers. They are a big help.Replaced drum but not all the way. Placed new belt on drum about 1/2 inch in front of groove. Flat side down, looped it over idle pulley and motor. Put drum in place. Replaced Front Guide's 2. Drilled out old rivet's 1/8" drill. Replaced front drum cover and 4 screw'. Replaced front of dryer and 2 screw's. The video showing how to do job was very helpful, watch it. PartSelect do a great job, I don't think I would have tried this job without their help. Dryer works like new.
I knew it needed new roller spring washers, so I ordered two, with a set of roller shaft washers & the two drum glide kits. The parts arrived two days later. When I opened the parts the roller spring washers I needed were not included. The parts bags were labeled as Washer,Spring (roller shaft washers), but were really just the fiber Roller Shaft washers that ride next to the roller. If you look close, the part numbers for the ROLLER SHAFT WASHERS or WASHER,SPRING(ROLLER(Roller Shaft Washers) are the same,PS2031959.....There is a metal spring washer ( a bent washer )that goes on the roller shaft first. This pushes the roller out & gives it some horizontal play.Then a fiber washer goes on either side of the roller.I have replaced all of these every 4 or 5 years in the past. One of the existing ones I had was steel & the older original type were copper, which wear very thin then get cut into two separate rings. This causes a lot of squealing & squeaks.Since I didn't have two good springs, I had to use the good steel one & the remainder of the best copper one I had. I will have to find some new ones & install them later. There are a few minor squeaks but nothing like what it was.The glides were shot some time ago & earlier this year I had cut the teflon off of one side since it had worn out & folded over it self.The only problem with replacing these was that I had to go get a new pop rivet gun, since the last one I bought was hiding that day.
1. Disconnected dryer from power supply. Removed two front panel screws.2. Lifted front panel to access the drum and blower.3. Photographed the wiring and assembly from several angles for reference.4. Removed four screws and removed the front plenum.5. Removed the blower plenum and removed a large amount of lint from plenum.6. Cut the two rivets holding each drum front glide using a Dremel tool.7. Replaced both drum front glides and riveted them in place.8. Removed blower cover. I could not use a nut driver on two screws and used a socket set with universal drive.9. Used pliers to removed the clamp on the blower; used C-ring pliers to removed the front c-ring from the blower motor shaft.10. Pulled squirrel-cage blower off motor and installed new blower with new clamp and old C-ring.11. Cleaned all accessible areas of blower and cabinet with brushes and Shop Vac.12. Replaced dryer bulb.13. Removed tumbler and tumbler belt.14. Installed tumbler and belt using the instructions supplied with the new belt.15. Removed four screws and rear pulley access plate and threaded new belt on pulley and idler.16. Installed blower cover, plenum and wiring.17. Installed rear access cover.18. Inspected and tightened power cord lugs.19. Replaced dryer vent pipe.20. Connect dryer to power supply.21. Tested dryer.
Utilizing the online schematics, I disassembled the dryer, marked and disconnected all wires, and removed the drum. Once the drum was removed, I thoroughly cleaned the inside of the dryer and removed all lint accumulation from the heating element, motor, and blower fan areas. I replaced the front guides and drum support rollers/shafts, belt and idler pulley. I reassembled the dryer and it worked! Be sure to lay all the screws and parts in a logical sequence as you disassemble the dryer, it makes reassembly much easier.
The process was pretty methodical. This is a washer/dryer stack unit, and the dryer is on top. I removed the top 2 screws on the dryer front cover, and pulled it down, while being careful of the connecting wires that are attached. I also removed the lower front panel (it angles in at the base), and pulled that out. There are a few plates to remove (one steel and one pale green) and as I removed them, I had labels for the screws on a few pages to keep track of where each screw and plate went. Then, finally, I removed the screws that held the main tumbler in place. There are four. From that point, pulling the tumbler out is relatively easy, as long as you turn it as you pull it out, so the belt can slip off. The only real problem I had was the expanding washer that holds the drum roller support from slipping off. It has to be pulled apart so that it can be removed from the roller shaft, and when I did it, the piece snapped off, and fell into the inside of the dryer bottom, and I had to hunt for it. But once that was done, I put the new roller support on, and it was completed. I didn't need the other parts. It was the Drum support roller that had rusted.
I watched all of the video provided for repairing each of the parts and used them several times! They were excellent and beneficial! I used the suggestions provided and found the involved correction to do exactly as planned. The end result was very good and the dryer now works like it is supposed to without any noises. I thank you for all of your help.
My husband and a friend decided to take the dryer apart to see what the problem might be and if it could be repaired. I had already decided the dryer is about 14 years old, it is history. They discovered the roller was broken, and other parts such as the belt, a pulley and so on. I went online to www.partselect.com. I was surprised to see diagrams of the inside of my dryer. That helped us order the right parts. I ordered the parts for a total of 68.00 (including shipping) The parts came, the dryer was fixed and runs like new. I saved 400.00, because I did not have to buy a new dryer. I am very proud that we were able to use this site to locate our needs and fix the dryer. The diagrams helped us perform the task without calling a repair person.Thank you for this opportunity!
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